Crow Canyon SharePoint Blog

The latest buzzwords in IT revolve around the use of historical and current data to predict the future: Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and Data Science are all topics getting a lot of traction these days. The general idea is that massive volumes of data undergo cleansing (formatting, parsing, outliers removed)… Read more »

In our article Choosing Resilience Over Reliability, we discussed the difference between “imagined systems” and “found systems.” The former are built for reliability, with backups and failover systems in-place; the assumption is that things will work as they are supposed to.

The latter are designed for resilience… Read more »

As a concept, Office 365 Groups initially existed as a way to group together people with a shared commonality (e.g., working together on the same project). This grouping mechanism was largely relegated to basic applications, such as security, permissions, and distribution. Microsoft had a plan for Groups, however, and now… Read more »

The SharePoint momentum continued last month when Microsoft held the SharePoint Virtual Summit, with announcements of new features for SharePoint and Office 365 – changes to OneDrive, Groups, Flow, PowerApps, and the SharePoint Framework. Also announced was “SharePoint Communication Sites”, aka “Comm Sites”, an alternative… Read more »

At Crow Canyon we know that using our SharePoint software applications can contribute substantially to lowering costs and increasing efficiency, while providing better service to employees and customers. We know this because we have seen it happen for so many of our customers.

Our initial conversations with… Read more »

I had the opportunity at the recent Denver SharePoint Fest to attend Chris McNulty’s presentation on “SharePoint Business Apps”. McNulty, a Microsoft Senior Product Manager, covered a lot of ground, but I want to focus on one area he emphasized – Transforming Business Processes with SharePoint & OfficeRead more »

With SharePoint and Office 365 continuing to grow rapidly, Microsoft is focused on adding new features and functionality to these platforms, aiming to keep improving what it calls “the most complete and secure productivity and collaboration suite.”

Last week, Jeff Teper, Corporate VP of Office, SharePoint and OneDrive at Microsoft,… Read more »

“The future of SharePoint is now,” declared Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate VP of Office, OneDrive, and SharePoint, during his Keynote address at the May 6th Twin Cities SharePoint Saturday.

Noting that May 6 is just over one year after Microsoft’s Future of SharePoint announcements on… Read more »

Survey of 600 companies shows only 1/4 completely on Office 365

Crow Canyon-sponsored report now available for free download

A recently completed research report, “Understanding the State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem”, provides some interesting insights into the adoption of Office 365 versus SharePoint on-premises.

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The brain is a powerful organ that can tackle an amazing amount of data, but keeping track of hundreds or thousands of simultaneous processes is not one of its strong suits.

This is best left to computers, which brings us to a business sector that is characterized by a… Read more »

For any company, no matter how large or small, buying new equipment doesn’t end after the purchase. In fact, the list of obligations will have just begun.

First, though, what kind of equipment are we talking about? Depending on your industry, the list can be quite varied:

Heavy-duty Equipment: Vehicles,… Read more »

As you can tell just by looking around, electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets have proliferated nearly to the point of ubiquity. Mass production has hammered down price points, making devices accessible to all levels of society and moving them from luxury items to must-have electronics.

From an… Read more »

Managing a facility and its equipment, whether it’s a business office, manufacturing plant, a warehouse, factory, or a whole campus, is a demanding task that requires a constant, focused effort. A dedicated work order management system is critical to success.

The alternative — addressing maintenance needs on an ad-hoc… Read more »

What if one simple oversight during the onboarding process resulted in your company being heavily fined? Or possibly shutting down all of your operations? This is a real risk for companies in highly-regulated industries, such as utilities, healthcare, and finance.

Maintaining strict compliance when hiring new employees is absolutely critical… Read more »

Last year was, without a doubt, the biggest year for SharePoint in quite some time. For the SharePoint community, this was a welcome change from the years of a kind of benign neglect as Microsoft focused on Office 365. But in 2016, all of that changed; we termed it the… Read more »

In a recent blog article, we discussed how the rise of technology has enabled companies to manage and support remote workers — and consequently increase productivity while lowering costs. Indeed, the benefits of remote working are now well-documented, with workplace research firm Global Workplace Analytics reporting that:

A poll… Read more »

help desk for remote employees

Modern technology has transformed the world we live in. Not that long ago the idea of hiring an employee who did not work in a corporate office was unheard of — not out of choice, but because it was not technically possible. As technology improved, companies experimented with the idea… Read more »

Digital Transformation

What is “Digital Transformation”? On the user side, Digital Transformation is characterized by making people’s life easier. What was once difficult or time-consuming is now straightforward. Fifteen years ago, buying a book meant visiting a retail outlet, baking a cake meant flipping through recipes from stacks of magazines, and preparing… Read more »

In early November 2016, Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams, a new “chat-based workspace” designed to facilitate communication between Office 365 users.

Slack, the current the forerunner in web-based collaborative chat technology, felt a need to respond. Shortly before Microsoft Teams was announced, Slack ran a full page… Read more »

According to the Gartner Group, 60% of all supplier contracts are automatically renewed without the knowledge of the buyer, due largely to the buyer failing to give a notice of termination.

Contracts seem to exponentially multiply as an organization becomes larger. With corporate growth comes increased complexity, as each contract… Read more »

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